Emily Harmon,

Mezzo-Soprano

ANNOUNCEMENTS

OCTOBER 2021:

Emily has originated the role of Susan Veeder in the world premiere of Whaling Women by Jodi Goble

AUGUST 2021:

Emily is a finalist for the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden

APRIL 2021:

Emily has been named a Semifinalist in the 2021 James Toland Vocal Arts Competition

UPCOMING EVENTS

TBA

RECENT EVENTS

October 2, 2021 @ 7pm

WORLD PREMIERE

Whaling Women by Jodi Goble (Susan Veeder)

Presented by Seaglass Theater Company

New Bedford, MA

 

April 23, April 30, May 7, and May 14, 2021 @ 6pm

DIVAS & DIAMONDS: Music For the Ladies, By the Ladies

Presented by Seaglass Theater Company

Fridays @ 6pm on YouTube and Facebook

January 23, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

MassOpera and Boston Opera On Tap

Madame Kirsten's Pre-Game Dating Show

Live on Zoom! Event Info HERE

January 23, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

MassOpera and Boston Opera On Tap

Dan Shore's The Beautiful Bridegroom

YouTube Broadcast

December 13, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Boston Opera On Tap

Drunk Opera History: Handel's Messiah (Alto Soloist)

Live on Zoom!

December 19, 2020

Boston Opera On Tap

Driveway Choir Messiah Sing (Alto Soloist)

Boxborough, MA

November 6, 2020

Mildred Miller International Voice Competition:

Virtual Finals Concert

Winners Announcement

F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S

The Scarlet Ibis:

“Emily Harmon also provided a wonderful voice to Brother’s superstitious Aunt: her tone color was perfect for the whole role, whether it be for her full hopeful use of the upper register, or the deep sounds of her low register for the more ominous parts of the role.”

​-Schmopera

"As the boys’ pious aunt, mezzo soprano Emily Harmon delivered several comic lines with sharp timing that briefly eased the tension. Yet her trancelike prediction of Doodle surviving through infancy and her other foreshadowing statements left their mark at key points throughout the opera."

-Boston Classical Review

The Dangerous Liaisons:

“Emily Harmon's seductive, duplicitous Merteuil delivered the most rewarding performance; she shaped her recitative phrases with authority and displayed good comic timing.”

​-The Boston Musical Intelligencer

The Marriage of Figaro:

“Emily Harmon... ended up stealing the show with a Marcellina that starts off rather ridiculous but ends up being the rational core of the show in a strange way..”

​-Schmopera

The Beautiful Bridegroom:

“Emily Harmon as the matchmaker Madame Kirsten, possessed a smooth vocal quality perfectly suited to her conniving character.”

​-The Theatre Times

Hyacinth Curl World Premiere:

“The world premiere of ‘Hyacinth Curl’ was exceptionally transporting. The voices of [Adrienne] Arditti and mezzo-soprano Emily Harmon swooned in the sinuous but sparse lines of a Sufi devotional poem, overlapping and swelling into rapturous harmony before joining at last in unison. Occasional arresting peals from the singers’ handbells provided the only accompaniment.”

-The Boston Globe

“Arditti and Emily Harmon (another guest joining Hub [New Music] for this concert) blended beautifully, achieving a restrained but effective aesthetic seduction.”

​-The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Dark Sisters:

"Emily Harmon carried most of the opera’s dramatic pull in the tragic role of Ruth. The death of Ruth’s two children as well as her role in driving Eliza from the faith gnawed at her conscience until her death. Harmon’s mellow voice lent tenderness to the anguished phrases of the guilt-plagued victim."

-Vent Wing (formerly Examiner.com)

N E W S

August 2021

Emily is a finalist for the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden.

April 2021

Emily is a Tier I semifinalist in the 2021 James Toland Vocal Arts Competition.

November 2020

Emily has won Third Place in the 10th Annual Mildred Miller International Voice Competition.

October 2020

Emily is a finalist in the 2020 Mildred Miller International Voice Competition and will be featured in the virtual Finals Concert on November 6, 2020.

September 2020

Emily will appear in Bewitched, a virtual Halloween concert, with Seaglass Theater Company on October 30, 2020 at 6 PM.

June 2020

Emily is joining the roster of Opera on Tap (Boston) and appear in their virtual 2020-21 season.

June 2020

Emily will appear in Music and Martinis, a virtual summer variety show with Seaglass Theater Company, and will perform an assortment of arias, musical theatre songs, and folk music.

 

March 2020

All engagements, including Sweeney Todd with Lowell House Opera, have been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Future performances are TBD and will be updated in the coming weeks and months.

November 2019

Emily will make her role debut as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street with Lowell House Opera in the spring of 2020.

October 2019

Emily will return to Boston Opera Collaborative in February 2020, singing Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro. Visit bostonoperacollaborative.org for more information.

October 2019

Emily will make her debut with Seaglass Theater Company in their production of A Concord Christmas: a holiday program with music inspired by Louisa May Alcott's Little Women.

December 2018

Emily will join Central City Opera as a Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist for their Summer 2019 season, where she will cover Suzuki in Madama Butterfly.

June 2018

Emily will join the roster of Boston Opera Collaborative in the fall of 2018 and perform the role of Aunt in The Scarlet Ibis, which opens in January.

June 2018

Emily will return to Opera del West in August 2018, singing the role of the Old Lady in Bernstein's Candide. Performances will take place on August 19 at TCAN in Natick, MA as well as the Boston Center for Arts the following week.